Weekly Tech Roundup: Facebook AppLinks, IBM MobileFirst studios, Adobe ColdFusion 11

02 May. 2014 Enterprise Tech News

The past couple of weeks saw the successful acquisition of Nokia’s mobile business and its renaming to Microsoft Mobile. This was a big move in the mobile industry space. However, the enterprise mobility space has been in the news in the past week. Let’s take a look at the same.

Facebook AppLinks – The need for a new layer in enterprise mobile security?

In its bid to become the trusted source for mobile information, like Google is for the web, Facebook has announced AppLinks. AppLinks is a deep linking platform for data swapping between apps and across operating systems aimed at increasing the purchasing simplicity.

Facebook AppLinks

Facebook throws down the gauntlet for data dominance with AppLinks

AppLinks promises to create an effortless flow of data for the user, between apps, which although not impossible, isn’t easy too. It is like reading a review of a movie on Rotten Tomatoes and then seamlessly jumping over to a ticket purchasing platform or alternately a movie streaming platform. Although it opens up a plethora of avenues for pop-up advertising, corporates are concerned about potential theft or loss of sensitive corporate data through AppLinks.

IBM fuels next wave of mobile apps for the enterprise

IBM today announced a significant expansion of its IBM MobileFirst Application Development portfolio, new industry-specific IBM Ready Apps, and the opening of 18 new IBM MobileFirst studios around the world to help business leaders accelerate mobile initiatives.

IBM MobileFirst Life Cycle

IBM MobileFirst Life Cycle

The new offerings will help developers from enterprise and born on the web companies quickly design, deliver and deploy secure mobile apps – helping to prevent data leaks and vulnerabilities – with the same speed and simplicity that consumers have come to expect, at enterprise scale.

The new IBM mobile offerings include: IBM MobileFirst Application Development portfolio, IBM MobileFirst Business Acceleration portfolio, IBM Ready App for Industrial, Connected Home, IBM Ready App for Retail, In-Store Associate and IBM MobileFirst studios.

Adobe announces ColdFusion 11 for rapid web and mobile enterprise app development

Adobe has announced the Adobe ColdFusion 11 Enterprise Edition. It is an all-in-one application server that offers developers a single platform to rapidly build and deploy scalable, high-performing web and mobile applications in enterprise environments.

Adobe ColdFusion 11 includes new features to speed up development, testing, debugging, and deployment of mobile applications by taking advantage of developers’ ColdFusion expertise. In addition to this ColdFusion 11 Enterprise enables developers to create and manipulate high-quality PDF files and add peace-of-mind with secure profile, default server lockdown, and other security enhancements.

Enterprise mobility and security applications have seen an upward spiral in the past few weeks. We at Rishabh Software will help your organization stay competitive. Our customized enterprise solutions will empower your organization to keep pace with the new and ever changing trends.

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